THE source for rare Bibles, antique Bibles, ancient Bible leaves, & antiquarian theology books is GREATSITE.COM
greatsite.com
contact us site map
home ancient rare Bibles ancient rare Bible leaves featured items & events facsimile reproductions Bible History about us appraisals
   

Special Interest Bible Leaves

1539-40 Great Bible | 1539-51 Taverner Bible | 1560 Geneva Bible | 1578 Geneva Pulpit Bible
[1568 Bishop's Bible] | 1582 Rheims N.T. | 1663 Eliot Bible | 1782 Aitken Bible
Hebrew Torah Scroll Panels | 1455 Gutenberg Bible

The 1568 Bishops Bible:
The “Rough Draft” of the King James Version


A leaf from the 1568 First Edition of the Bishops Bible. These leaves are over 440 years old. The Church of England throughout history has authorized three versions of the Bible: The first, was the 1539 Great Bible. As those Bibles were then getting close to 30 years old, the next generation of English Authorized Bibles was the 1568 Bishops Bible. Finally, as those Bibles were then getting to be over 40 years old, the next and final step was the 1611 King James Bible… the only one still actively published today. No collection is complete without a Bishops leaf.

These leaves are from Pulpit folios, quite large, measuring between 15 and 16 inches tall by between 10 and 11 inches wide. They were printed on 100% rag cotton linen sheet, not wood-pulp paper like books today, so they remain in excellent condition… even after over 400 years. Each leaf is a unique piece of ancient artwork, carefully produced by the King’s printers, one-at-a-time using a movable-type press, and later bound together into whole Bibles. These genuine original antiquities are very rare and precious pieces of our history and our Christian heritage. Each leaf comes with a beautiful Certificates of Authenticity. Imagine… having a favorite passage of scripture from the Bible that was later revised to become the famous King James Bible: the Bishops Bible.

 

ITEM # BBL-1568: $195 and up… call for a quote on specific passages

View our available FRAMES for Bible Leaves.

CONTACT US to place your order.



Greatsite.com GreatSite.com